About Ian Angus
Ian Angus is Professor Emeritus at Simon Fraser University. He has published in the areas of contemporary philosophy, Canadian Studies, and communication theory. His most recent book is Groundwork of Phenomenological Marxism: Crisis, Body, World (Lexington Books, 2021).
Samir Gandesha is currently Associate Professor in the Department of the Humanities and the Director of the Institute for the Humanities at Simon Fraser University. He specializes in modern European thought and culture, with a particular emphasis on the relation between politics, aesthetics, and psychoanalysis.
Peyman Vahabzadeh is Professor of Sociology at University of Victoria. His most recent books are Violence and Nonviolence: Conceptual Excursions into Phantom Opposites (University of Toronto Press, 2019) and A Rebel’s Journey: Mostafa Sho‘aiyan and Revolutionary Theory in Iran (OneWorld, 2019).
Daniel Adleman is Assistant Professor of Writing and Rhetoric at the University of Toronto, where he teaches Writing for Social Change, A Brief History of Persuasion, and Digital Rhetoric at Harold Innis College. His work has been published in European Journal of Psychoanalysis, Cultural Studies, Canadian Review of American Studies, and Canadian Literature Quarterly.
Stephen Collis is the author of a dozen books of poetry and prose, including The Commons (Talonbooks 2008), the BC Book Prize winning On the Material (Talonbooks 2010), Once in Blockadia (Talonbooks 2016), and Almost Islands: Phyllis Webb and the Pursuit of the Unwritten (Talonbooks 2018). In 2019, he was awarded the Latner Writers’ Trust of Canada Poetry Prize in recognition of his body of work. In 2021, Talonbooks will publish A History of the Theories of Rain. He lives near Vancouver, on unceded Coast Salish Territory, and teaches poetry and poetics at Simon Fraser University.
Claude Couture was a Professor of Social Sciences and Canadian Studies at the University of Alberta between 1988 and 2020. He received the Rutherford Award for excellence in teaching from the University of Alberta in 2006, a Killam Professorship in 2007–2008, and the CAFA Distinguished Academic Award in 2008. He was awarded the University Cup of the University of Alberta in 2009 and in 2014 the Governor General’s International Award for Canadian Studies. His research interests are in the area of intellectual and colonial history.
Kevin Michael DeLuca is a Professor in the Dept of Communication at the University of Utah. He is the author of the book Image Politics and dozens of articles in journals such as Environmental Communication, Critical Studies in Media Communication, Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, and Culture, Theory & Critique. Since the beginning of his studies under Ian Angus, DeLuca's scholarship has centered on a sustained exploration of humanity’s relations with the natural world and how those relations are mediated by media.
Hilda Fernandez-Alvarez is a Lacanian psychoanalyst based in Vancouver, BC, with vast clinical experience with diverse populations in public and private settings in Mexico and Canada. Her research has been published internationally in articles and book chapters and focuses on the theory and practice of psychoanalysis, trauma, discursive and socio-spatial practices, love and politics. She co-founded the Lacan Salon in 2007 and currently acts as its clinical director. She is an associate at the Institute for the Humanities at and registered with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors.
Len Findlay is Distinguished University Professor Emeritus and a founding and ongoing member of the Indigenous Humanities Group at the University of Saskatchewan. Trained in nineteenth-century European elite and radical cultural theory and production, his more recent Canadianist work engages with the Indigenous/settler interface, historically and currently, the distinctiveness and endangerment of the humanities in Canada, and with connections and tensions between academic freedom and the decolonizing of Canadian universities.
Lenore Langsdorf is Professor Emerita at Stony Brook University and Research Professor at The University of Texas at San Antonio. Her work uses phenomenology, in the tradition stemming from the work of Edmund Husserl, with the current post-phenomenological (or, pragmatist phenomenological) orientation developed by Don Ihde. Her focus, within that tradition, is on sociopolitical phenomena and moral reasoning.
Johannes Maerk, PhD. University of Innsbruck Austria (Political Philosophy), is the Director of the Viennese Ideaz Institute, Professorial Lecturer at the Diplomatic Academy Vienna, Lecturer at the University of Vienna, and Professor at the University of Quintana Roo, Mexico (leave of absence). His research interests are non-western and comparative social sciences (political thought, IR), epistemology, South-South relations, and development issues.
George Rammell was born in 1952 in Cranbrook. B.C. He studied at the Vancouver School of Art (ECUAD) from 1971–75 and has been active as a sculptor and art instructor since 1975. In addition to three European sculpture symposia Rammell has participated in 18 exhibitions including solo exhibitions at the Burnaby Art gallery and the Charles H. Scott Gallery in Vancouver. Rammell is currently immersed in a body of activist art in support of Indigenous nations who are opposed to the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion.
Jerry Zaslove is a retired teacher and writer who studied Comparative Literature at Western Reserve University and the University of Washington. Since 1965, he has taught Literature, Humanities, and the Social History of Art at Simon Fraser University.